Opinion

When we cannot trust our own fathers, which men can we trust?
When we cannot trust our own fathers, which men can we trust?
I remember wondering if I could still wear my short night dress or my short pyjama pants. I had never felt like that in my entire life. I was 18...
Ramaphosa has everything to play for
Ramaphosa has everything to play for
Finally, Cyril Ramaphosa’s campaign for the presidency is out of its starting blocks and is gaining momentum. His chief rival, Nkosazana...
Iran’s next step is a defining moment
Iran’s next step is a defining moment
Iran’s presidential candidates are making final preparations for a landmark poll on Friday, which could have significant implications for the...
UCT’s TRC a weapon in proxy war
UCT’s TRC a weapon in proxy war
In “UCT initiates reparation and healing” (May 5), Professor Penelope Andrews, dean of the law faculty at the University of Cape Town, paints a sympathetic background to the...
Men are trash ... end of discussion
Men are trash ... end of discussion
Let me begin by making a disclaimer for those of you I’d most like to read this: I and many other women don’t think that all men are inherently...
Ekurhuleni metro says three candidates ‘were the best’
Ekurhuleni metro says three candidates ‘were the best’
The City of Ekurhuleni wishes to clarify the unfortunate misinformation in the article “Red flags hover over Ekurhuleni trio”...
Democracy is key to economic success
Democracy is key to economic success
The first reason for supporting democracy in Africa is that the continent’s democracies have typically posted economic growth rates that are...
Stop victim-blaming. It’s perverse
Stop victim-blaming. It’s perverse
"There is no such thing as a safe space in this country if you’re black and a woman and lesbian. You’re a walking coffin,” said a young...
Editorial: Women are being killed. Stop
Editorial: Women are being killed. Stop
There is something deeply troubling about the way we speak about violence against women.
Editorial: Who will guard whistle-blowers?
Editorial: Who will guard whistle-blowers?
It’s not easy being a whistle-blower. Take the examples of Edward Snowden and Julian Assange. In South Africa, a Ms X is facing the wrath of her...
Letters to the editor: May 19 to 25 2017
Letters to the editor: May 19 to 25 2017
The dividend of democracy is freedom. It was the freedom to choose that saw millions of South Africans snaking across the land to cast their votes in...
How can we prevent sexual violence in public transport and spaces?
How can we prevent sexual violence in public transport and spaces?
South Africa has one of the highest rates of sexual violence in the world. Harassment and sexual violence towards women using public transport...
Why Brian Molefe's return to Eskom can't be justified
Why Brian Molefe's return to Eskom can't be justified
The return of Brian Molefe as chief...

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